Tuesday, September 04, 2018

this B 24 burned because a fumble fingered knucklehead dropped a flare gun! (all you vets and active duty know exactly what I mean)

the assembly ship for the 754th Bomb Squadron, burns after an incident with a flare gun, 27 May 1944



  1. That's a lot of colored paint burning too!
    Will have to paint another!!!

  2. And someone stupid with a flare gun, burnt the plane to the ground. SMOOOKE on the airfield, Fiya in the ski-i.

  3. It's rare to see an assembly aircraft in any condition. These were war weary birds painted in bright colors and wild patterns to help the group get into formation flares were used to signal the formation as well hence this mess.